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Richmond's First Railroad Quiet Zone
February 2, 2006

Assistant City Attorney Wayne Nishioka informs us that the Federal Railroad Administration has recognized the establishment of Richmondís first Railroad Quiet Zone, called the North Quiet Zone in the vicinity of Atlas and Giant Road and adjacent to Country Club Estates and Parchester Village. From now on, there should be no sounding of locomotive horns at these grade crossings.

 

Citizens hearing horns sounded in the North Quiet Zone are requested to note the exact time and forward the information to Assistant City Attorney Wayne Nishioka at 510/620-6509 or email wayne_nishioka@ci.richmond.ca.us.  Violations can result in heavy fines.

 

Wayne Nishioka has done a commendable job on this over a long time and deserves the profound thanks of thousands of Richmonders who will sleep better at night. Thanks also to several citizens constituting the Quiet Zone Team who have met regularly with and assisted Wayne in the endeavor. These are Louis Hagler, Fred Arm, Cochise Potts and Terry Goode.

 

The Quiet Zone Team continues to work on the West Quiet Zone (Point Richmond Area) and the Marina Bay Quiet Zone. Both of these may need additional improvements at some crossings to qualify. Point Richmond may be close, but Marina Bay is more challenged, particularly by the crossing at Harbour way South and Wright Avenue, which has no automatic crossing guards.

 

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